Prologue War
The war that sets everything up for the main story.


(permanent link) added: 2011-07-17 23:07:35 sponsor: Nora (last reply: 2011-07-22 14:03:11)

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The story you read/watch/play is the second war of its kind, but it's the one that will end the conflict. I'm thinking about the First Cylon War in Battlestar Galactica and the first war against Voldemort in Harry Potter, but I'm sure I've seen this elsewhere. It's useful because it sets up a group of people who already know how to fight and can teach the hero, it also can help lend a sense of gravitas to the situation because of the "oh crap Voldemort is back" factor.

Anyone have more examples?
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